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Bachelor of Science

With this degree you'll gain foundational business knowledge and be prepared to solve finance-related business problems for a variety of organizations in the public and private sectors.

You need to have 60 credits to start this program. Your enrollment counselor can help you explore your options for obtaining credits, including taking courses in our associate degree programs.

Face to Face

Evening

You'll meet during the evening on campus.

Location: St. Paul

Start Dates: Courses start every 6 weeks. Contact your enrollment counselor for details.

Blended

Partially Online

Courses will be a mix of online and face to face sessions. You'll complete over half of your coursework at one of our convenient locations.

Location: St. Paul

Start Dates: Courses start every 6 weeks. Contact your enrollment counselor for details.

Total Credits

57

Finish in as Few as

21-26 months

Courses

  • Financial Accounting for Managers (ACCT400)

    Introduction to financial accounting concepts as the language of business. Financial decision-making using key ratios and financial statements. Managerial understanding of principles of stewardship and ethical issues found in accounting.

    3 credits

  • Intermediate Financial Accounting I (ACCT405)

    Solve complex accounting problems using accounting theory and practice related to assets, receivables and inventory. Preparation of accurate income statements, balance sheets and statement of cash flows. Exploration of the accrual process, standard-setting process, and present value applications.

    3 credits

  • Foundations of Business Management (BUSN301)

    Analysis of key managerial functions, management and leadership in a business environment. Identification of the global, political, legal, sociocultural and demographic environments of business. Explanation of how mental, emotional, and spiritual characteristics result in purposeful leadership and management. Application of theories of organizational behavior to management and leadership in a business environment. Application of management decision making models in a business environment.

    3 credits

  • Marketing Fundamentals (BUSN323)

    Identification of the key elements of marketing including social media tools that influence marketing strategy. Application of the processes for analyzing, segmenting, pricing, branding and targeting customers in both consumer and business markets. Explanation of product development, the product life cycle, new products and line extensions. Description of promotional tactics and their influences on the marketing mix. Discussion of ethics and social responsibility in marketing from a Christian or personal perspective.

    3 credits

  • Information Technology and Applications (BUSN360)

    Understand and use information technology and business applications software to solve business-related problems. Collaboration tools, social media tools, databases, and spreadsheets. Ethical issues with data and information management.

    3 credits

  • Survey of Microeconomics and Macroeconomics (BUSN405)

    Explores economic theories and tools and how they are applied to business. Investigates principles and concepts of microeconomics and macroeconomics.

    3 credits

  • Intermediate Macroeconomics (BUSN415)

    Macroeconomic theory and applications. Economic models that explain the behavior of output, inflation, employment, interest rates, exchange rates, and other aggregate economic variables. Apply macroeconomic models to global events.

    3 credits

  • Applied Ethical Decisions in Life and Business (BUSN425H)

    Application of business ethical theories to ethical dilemmas. Analysis of diverse perspectives regarding the basis for an ethical organization. Formulation of theoretically-based, ethical responses to a variety of ethical dilemmas. Examination of the influences that ethics and faith have on personal and professional decisions. Improvement of skills in presenting, developing, and supporting an ethical position both verbally and through writing.

    3 credits

  • Business Law (BUSN430)

    An introduction to the legal aspects and general structure of business dealings. Analysis of the relationships between contract law, law of sales, and consumer law. Exploration of the major types of business organizations, including sole proprietorships, partnerships, corporations, and limited liability companies, operating within the socio-economic arena of the marketplace. Evaluation of how advances in technology impact intellectual property, contract law, criminal law, and tort law. Exploration of ethical problems found in the legal and regulatory environment through the lens of a Christian or personal worldview.

    3 credits

  • Business Capstone (BUSN491)

    Solving a business problem for an organization that is based on the functional areas of business. Demonstration of effective business communication skills. Exploration of career options using a variety of career exploration tools. Demonstration of knowledge of the functional areas of business by taking a summative exam.

    3 credits

  • Financial Management (FINA400)

    Identification and interpretation of various types of information provided by financial statements and used by both corporate managers and investors during the decision making process. Exploration of financing sources and costs and their impacts on financial decisions. Discernment in managerial finance using financial risk and rate of return measurements. Use of capital budgeting techniques to make data driven decisions. Discussion of biblical and ethical principles and their relationship to financial management decisions.

    3 credits

  • Investments Theory (FINA410)

    Exploration of various investment principles and the Capital Asset Pricing Model. Classification of securities including stock, bonds, and major derivatives. Analyzation of security market classifications, assorted financial instruments, and portfolio performance using a stock market simulation. Inclusion of ethical stewardship and its connection to financial business.

    3 credits

  • Portfolio Analysis and Management (FINA420)

    Exploration of investment portfolio theories, objectives and policy issues considering individuals, corporations, banks, pensions and mutual funds. Creation, maintenance, and analyzation of simulated investment portfolio performance. Reflection of connections between financial topics and ethical stewardship using a Christian or personal worldview.

    3 credits

  • Capital Markets (FINA430)

    Exploration of public equity, debt financial instruments and related investment opportunities, both domestic and international. Understanding of the US banking system and its relationship to the Federal Reserve, understanding of factors that influence interest rates and the yield curve. Integration of ethical thinking and personal faith with capital market strategies.

    3 credits

  • Advanced Corporate Finance (FINA440)

    Exploration of corporate finance theory both past and present as it relates to financial policy, financial instruments, valuation concepts, and changing capital markets. Analyzation of complex capital structures and corporate transactions. Application of corporate financial theory including ethical principles in financial decisions.

    3 credits

  • Global Finance (FINA450)

    Exploration of global trade and investment theories, the global monetary system, global capital markets, and exchange rates. Analysis of the implications of foreign policy and instruments on global finance. Integration of global corporate and social responsibility in relation to a Christian or personal worldview.

    3 credits

  • Business Mathematics and Statistics (MATH301)

    Study of mathematically based procedures, including analytical procedures, decision-making models, and statistics.

    3 credits

  • Management Information Systems (MIST320)

    Study of management information systems and various enterprise information system types. Explanation of security risks associated with information management systems. Application of Systems Development Lifecycle to real-world information management systems. Communication of business information through data and visualization. Examination of ethical issues in information management from a Christian or personal perspective.

    3 credits

  • CORE Courses

    A distinctive feature of Bethel's programs is our commitment to the development of the whole person. In addition to courses within a program, students explore personal values and faith formation in a hospitable environment that respects learning from one another's perspectives. Rather than teaching students what to think about Christianity, we teach students how to think about the Bible, Christian history, and personal faith.

    • Examining Crucial Questions (CORE330)

      Summary of the Christian biblical narrative. Identification of the roles of scripture, history, experience, and reason as they form convictions related to social and ethical issues. Examination of selected theological concepts using the Wesleyan Quadrilateral, as well as the application of those concepts to real life situations.

      3 credits

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